The Shemwell Family

Catherine McMillan1833

Catherine McMillan
Given names
Married name
Catherine Young
Birth about 1833 49 49
MarriageWilliam D YoungView this family

Birth of a sisterElizabeth McMillan
about 1835 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 2 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Birth of a brotherWilliam Henry Harrison McMillan
November 15, 1837 (Age 4 years)
Death of a motherSarah Eleanor Nichols
August 1843 (Age 10 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn W McMillan
February 23, 1844 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 13 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Census September 2, 1850 (Age 17 years)
Death of a fatherGilbert W McMillan
April 4, 1858 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 24 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 28 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Birth of a son
#1Isaac Marion Young
about 1865 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 34 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 34 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a son
#2William Henry Harrison Young
May 6, 1868 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 36 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Death of a husbandWilliam D Young
October 6, 1877 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 45 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a brotherDaniel Gilbert McMillan
March 12, 1886 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Henry Harrison YoungAnna A JohnsonView this family
October 31, 1886 (Age 53 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Henry Harrison McMillan
April 29, 1896 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 65 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Death of a brotherJohn McMillan
October 1, 1899 (Age 66 years)
Death of a brotherIsaac Nichols McMillan
November 29, 1910 (Age 77 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 83 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 84 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 85 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Death of a sonIsaac Marion Young
April 26, 1920 (Age 87 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 96 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 108 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -

Last change December 22, 201712:39:40

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: before 1810
3 years
elder brother
Hugh McMillan
Birth: about 1812 28 28North Carolina, United States
7 years
elder brother
5 years
elder brother
John McMillan
Birth: April 4, 1823 39 39Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 1, 1899Decaturville, Decatur, Tennessee, United States
6 years
elder sister
Eleanor McMillan
Birth: about 1828 44 44Decatur, Tennessee, United States
21 months
elder brother
Isaac Nichols McMillan
Birth: September 29, 1829 45 45Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 29, 1910Decatur, Tennessee, United States
4 years
3 years
younger sister
Elizabeth McMillan
Birth: about 1835 51 51Decatur, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger brother
William Henry Harrison McMillan
Birth: November 15, 1837 54 53Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 29, 1896Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Family with William D Young - View this family
William D Young
Birth: September 6, 1833North Carolina, United States
Death: October 6, 1877Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Isaac Marion Young
Birth: about 1865 31 32Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 26, 1920Pemiscot, Missouri, United States
3 years
William Henry YoungWilliam Henry Harrison Young
Birth: May 6, 1868 34 35Decatur, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 9, 1951Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States

Catherine McMillan has 10 first cousins recorded